Evra: ’I’ve played with gay footballers, every club has at least two’

Evra: ’I’ve played with gay footballers, every club has at least two’

Patrice Evra is always eager to say the statements nobody else is too willing to share. The Manchester United star has said he had teammates open up to him about being gay.

Evra’s need-to-share views have followed after the Australian footballer Josh Cavallo recently came out to reveal he was gay.

Additionally, football in general has duly moved closer and closer to embracing gay rights in the game.

"When I was in England, they brought someone to talk to the team about homosexuality," Evra explained in an interview with French outlet Le Parisien.

"Some of my colleagues said 'it is against my religion, if there is a homosexual in this locker room, let him leave the club' and other comments.

"At that time, I said, 'shut up'. I played with players who were gay. Face to face, they opened up with me because they are afraid to speak otherwise.

The former left-back concluded to make a big claim that every club has at least two gay players who are too terrified to reveal it.

"There are at least two players per club who are gay. But in the world of football, if you say so, it's over,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, Evra might be watching his former club take on Aston Villa this weekend.

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